On the Identity Trail Students Competing in International Student Voting Design Competition
On the Identity Trail
's Jeremy Clark
, Aleks Essex
and Stefan Popoveniuc
will be competing in an international student voting design competition in Portland, Oregon, July 16-18.
Four finalist teams of researchers, from the U.S., Canada, Poland, and
UK, will face off in front of a panel of top experts. This competition,
the first of its kind, also marks the first time a major voting company
has supported such open-ended academic research. Each of the four
finalist submissions is a complete open-source voting system, something
that has been called for by many but not realized until now. The
competition framework also serves to demonstrate what may be a better
way to vet and choose voting systems.
Jeremy, Aleks and Stefan are members of Punchscan
, a team that also includes Richard Carback (University of Maryland).
The VoComp conference will also offer the
introductions of several other new voting technologies from some of the
top academic and corporate researchers in the field. On the Identity
Trail's David Chaum
will describe his Scantegrity proposal for enabling voters to verify their votes using standard optical scan technology.
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